InSinkErator, inventor and the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use, has recently been named as the latest company to be welcomed as a new member of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices.
With the new membership in place, InSinkErator will work together with EmiratesGBC in the promotion of sustainable environmental development in the UAE.
According to InSinkErator senior executives, EmiratesGBC provides an excellent platform for the company to share, educate and increase awareness of the environmental benefits of the food waste disposer via networking and sponsorship opportunities at the council’s events and seminars. As such, the company has already expressed their support for EmiratesGBC’s programs and initiatives like sustainability efforts; promotion of LEED certification; increasing awareness on green buildings; avoiding energy wastage; waste management; the reduction of carbon footprints and support for the development of more green innovations.
Adnan Sharafi, Chairman of EmiratesGBC and Board Member of the World Green Building Council, said, “EmiratesGBC is focused on strengthening active dialogue and engagement by stakeholders from across the building industry supply chain. With sustainable development ranking high in the agenda of the Government, a thoroughly integrated approach is imperative to drive positive change. We thank InSinkErator for being part of the Council and look forward to their dynamic participation in further strengthening our activities to promote built environment sustainability.”
EmiratesGBC was founded in June 2006 and became the eighth full member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) in September 2006- and is also recognized as the official body for the UAE endorsed by the WGBC. The Council promotes and educates on key environmental topics, particularly green issues in the built environment. EmiratesGBC’s corporate members in the UAE represent the entire spectrum of stakeholders in the building industry supply chain, who share their knowledge and skills at conferences, seminars, training and green building events organised by EmiratesGBC.
“Our membership with EmiratesGBC reflects our continuing efforts in the move towards developing and creating eco-friendly products that leave less impact on the environment. Both InSinkErator and EmiratesGBC share common visions and values. Rest assured, we will work closely with the council in the implementation of their various projects and initiatives that aims to position the UAE as the most environmentally friendly and highly sustainable place to live in – a vision launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,” concluded Mohamed Karam, Business Development Manager ME & Africa, InSinkErator, Emerson FZE.